Jean Synodinos (say it like this: sin-uh-DEE-nus) delivers grit, grace and acoustic soul with a voice that's been hailed by critics as “big league” and "show-stopping." Her award-winning writing digs deep, moving from big affirmations to little ironies at the turn of a phrase. Deftly skating between genres, Jean easily slips from folk to pop to jazz to blues and more to create dynamic live performances and recordings that make audiences ask for more. Jean's fourth album, love & blood, is now a multi-media digital album available for download to the world via a dedicated website, loveandblood.org. The songs, artwork, essays, videos, and more are a love letter to her collaborator and ex-husband of almost a decade, Charles Rieser, who died from addiction in December 2014. The unique presentation of this album is Jean's way of modernizing the old school album experience--an immersion into songs and more that's been lost in the age of iTunes, and it was funded in large part by the kindness of fans through Kickstarter. Jean's third studio disc, Girls Good & Otherwise, received a 2012 Texas Music Award for Artistic Excellence. Her previous releases, Breathe and Lucky, received critical acclaim nationally and locally. Third Coast Music raved, “Synodinos is amazing… She has excellent moves as a songwriter and is an accomplished acoustic guitarist, but her big gun is the marvel that is her voice.” Jean is immensely proud to be working with Jail Guitar Doors to bring guitar and songwriting classes to the women of the Travis County Correctional facility. Jean has performed coast-to-coast as a solo artist at premier listening rooms, house, concerts, and coffee houses, from Passim in Cambridge, MA to Urban Campfires in San Antonio, TX to Linnaea's in San Luis Obispo, CA. In and around her adopted hometown of Austin, TX, her trio recently wrapped up an 18 month residency at Flipnotics. She has played at such venues as the Cactus Cafe, Saxon Pub, and Momo's. Jean lives in her adopted hometown of Austin, TX with the astounding mutt Freida. She has become a prolific painter and her work can be seen at jeansynodinosart.com. Jean gardens in spite of repeated failures and is always kind to animals. A breast cancer survivor, she appreciates all opportunities to remind women (and the men who love them), that early detection not only saves lives--it saves the quality of lives.
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